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    Assnyt area

    Thanks for the info guys, much appreciated. I'll do my best to get hold of Gordon's book before then. Heard many great things.
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    Assnyt area

    I'm climbing Stac Pollaidh next Wednesday and was wondering if anyone could recommend some good birding / sites in the Assynt area? Been while since i've been up there and even then, it was more the Achmelvich area. Would be great to see some divers in their summer plumage. I'm actually going...
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    Aviemore / Speyside

    Thanks for the reply! Will see if I have the time.
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    Aviemore / Speyside

    Hey all, In the Aviemore / Speyside for the next few days. Been pretty successful so far - Black Throated Diver and Golden Eagles at Lochindorb and Peregrine and Kites at Findhorn Valley. To my amazement, I also saw what I now believe were two Quails on the way up to Findhorn Valley. Managed...
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    Birdwatching in Fife?

    Fair point David. I'll refrain for the meantime and go somewhere a bit more local. Hopefully get a birdwatch in that area some time in the not so distant future!
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    Birdwatching in Fife?

    Hi all, I'm looking to birdwatch tomorrow and I fancy some shoreline / wetland birdwatching (after a disappointing woodland walk at Wood of Cree, on the bird front anyway. That's my 5th visit and STILL no Pied Flycatcher) Can anyone recommended some places to go in this area? Or in fact...
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    Birding advice for North Uist.

    Thanks for the advice everyone. Very happy to say i've finally seen a Short Eared Owl. Was only on Committee Road for 10 seconds or so before one appeared. Still yet to see Merlin.
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    Birding advice for North Uist.

    Heading to North Uist this Wednesday for my annual birding trip. This is my first time on this island so any advice for some great walks and birdwatching in general would be much appreciated. Would love to see both Short Eared Owls and Merlin (two I have never seen before). If anyone knows...
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    Best walks in Mull.

    Thanks for getting back to me! I'll have a quick search now :)
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    Best walks in Mull.

    Hello everyone, I am heading to the Isle of Mull on Tuesday for a camping / birdwatching trip. Can anyone recommend some good walks to me? I've been to Mull before but it was a number of years ago. Ideally, i'd love to see some birds of prey (White Tailed, Golden Eagle, Merlin, possibly...
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    Places near Glasgow?

    Hahaha, the isle of Man! That would be a long trip...
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    Places near Glasgow?

    Thanks for the reply Stonefaction, this information is useful. The Isle of Man sounds like the place to be but I fear it may be just too far for us. Thanks for the suggestion though. Definitely one for another day. I think our best bet at this point remains the Loch Lomond area which is...
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    Places near Glasgow?

    Thanks for the swift reply Deila, appreciated! My only concern would be the lack of hours in the day to be honest. I have exams coming up so really, I need to make the most of the full as I possibly can. Nonetheless, it sounds like a great day out. Not sure you can answer this but how likely...
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    Places near Glasgow?

    Thank you everybody for your suggestions. They really are of great help. At the moment, we are still unsure, much of that uncertainty down to public transport! As much as we are wanting a birdwatch, we are also wanting a great walk with scenery, views all coupled with (hopefully) some summer...
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    Places near Glasgow?

    For my birthday, my pal and I are hoping to have a really nice day out birdwatching, especially with the nice weather next week. We live in Glasgow which isn't great for birds in general. Can anyone recommend a place that's say, no more than 2h 30 mins on the train or bus from Glasgow? Loch...
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    Aviemore

    I've had a superb few days in the Aviemore/Speyside area. It is with much relief that the Slavonian Grebes are still on Avielochan and hopefully they breed well this season. Also a very plentiful amount of Goldeneye and Greylag Geese, as well as two Teal. Other notable birds include Long tailed...
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    The Highlands and Islands Thread

    Yeah I made the mistake of thinking you posted your sightings yesterday, not last year. Should have read more carefully. In any case, still very much looking forward to the trip. Beginning of April is not the worst time to be heading up so I am hopeful of seeing a few things!
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    The Highlands and Islands Thread

    Where did you see the Pied Flycatchers, pal? That's a bird my father and I have always wanted to see and believe it or not, we are heading to Aviemore next week! Would love to hear some more information, thanks.
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    Heading to Mull this June.

    Thanks for getting back to me. That sounds like a great walk and i'll keep it in mind, cheers!
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    Heading to Mull this June.

    Cheers for getting back to me, Deila. This is useful information. I'll keep an eye out for that book. I have a good feeling about this summer. Could be one to remember in a birdwatching respect.
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